SNES

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More SNES Games After Long Wait, Including the Once Lost Star Fox 2

Crystalis is also on its way to the NES version of the service.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Donkey Kong Country Turns 25: Gaming's Biggest Bluff

Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.

From Jedi: Fallen Order to Bushido Blade: The 35 Year Quest for the Perfect Video Game Lightsaber

Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.

Bart Simpson and Godzilla Were Almost in NBA Jam

Or at least, toy-like facsimiles.

A Thank You From USgamer For Extra Life 2019

We beat our goal, and it's thanks to all of you.

Starting Screen | Three Classic Letters That Show How Much Easier It Is to Be a Video Game Fan in 2019

The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.

No, Frog from Chrono Trigger Did Not Steal Earthworm Jim's Arm

Arm yourself with the facts!

The Blood God Recommends: Dragon Quest 3 for the Switch

A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.

Zelda A Link to the Past: How to Get the Book of Mudora

You’ll need the Book of Mudora to get into the Desert Palace. Here’s where to find it.

Street Fighter 2's Creator on Why Blocking Was Once a Controversial Issue

A creator and a pro sit down to talk blocking in fighting games.

The 16-bit Console Wars Return on Axe of the Blood God

The Blood God drops listeners in a time warp back to 1994.

What's Your Favorite SNES Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Nintendo Switch Online boosting its library, tell us about your favorite SNES game.

These Rare Games Make SNES on Nintendo Switch Online Worth Paying Attention To

Race 'em, fly 'em, stack 'em: Nintendo Switch Online's SNES library is off to a good start.

Starting Screen | EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary Makes us Pine for Classic Instruction Books

Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.

Where Nintendo Switch Online Has Gone Wrong

The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.

Nintendo Switch Could Be Getting a Wireless SNES Controller

FCC filings point towards the Super Nintendo arriving on the Switch.

How One Modder Builds Handheld Custom Consoles Through the Magic of Community and Self-Teaching

For modder Chris Downing, making his own handheld consoles is even more fun than playing them.

SolSeraph Misses the Point of ActRaiser's Town-Building Simulation

Do not forget the ways of the old gods.

Nintendo Repurposed its Very '90s Slogan for Seattle's Pride Parade

Fight earwax (and intolerance).

ActRaiser is Awesome Because it's About Bashing Monsters While Trying to Understand God's Love

There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.

Some Of The Best Runs From SGDQ's Record-Breaking 2019 Marathon

A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

Square Enix is Mulling Over a Subscription Service for Classic Games, if It Can Find Them First

Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

What's the First Game You Ever Finished?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?

The Top 5 Animal Buddies in RPGs

Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: The 25 Best RPGs of All Time

From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.

Please Stop Comparing Games to EarthBound

The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #1: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.

HD Mode 7 Emulation Mod Brings Smooth New Life to Jagged SNES Graphics

Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.

YouTube Videos Show Off Rare Beta Footage for Super Mario 64 and Super Mario RPG

Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.

Axe of the Blood God: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

How the Dark Crystal Inspired Final Fantasy 9

Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #4: Final Fantasy 6

Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.

The Biggest RPG Plot Twists

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.

Nintendo Has One Unannounced Game for 2019 That'll Make "Everyone Happy"

Fingers crossed for Ice Climbers.

10 Virtual Console Games That Are Tragically Dust in the Wind After the Wii Shop Closure

"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #8: Dragon Quest 5

An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.

Read the Entire Star Fox Comic Published in Nintendo Power in the '90s Here

Read the comic that elevates the Star Fox team from dust-covered outlaws to intergalactic heroes.

SNES Classic Edition Black Friday Deals - How to Buy a SNES Classic? SNES Classic Release Date, SNES Classic Reviews, What Games are Included?

SNES Classic release date, SNES Mini price, SNES Classic US pre-order, and more. All you need to know about the SNES Classic Edition including SNES Classic reviews. All the cheat codes that exist for the games included with the SNES Classic.

This is the Perfect Mario Halloween Art Display

"Let's-a get spooky!"

Gone Home on Switch Has a Very Cool SNES Easter Egg

I think we're alone now.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #16: Earthbound

The kids are all right, but the adults sure aren't.

A Rundown of The Clever Choices That Make Super Metroid's Level Design Some of the Best Ever

Watch a video that examines how Nintendo guides you through Super Metroid.

If You Open a Super Nintendo Controller, You'll Find Something Cool Inside

Something more than just grime and spiders, I mean.

Secret of Mana Defied a Major RPG Trope: A Happy Ending

25 years ago, Secret of Mana played games with our hearts.

New Video Details How Dylan Cuthbert Made Star Fox When he was 17

How many of us can say we put a fox in space when we were teenagers?

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #25: Final Fantasy V

We begin our list with an underrated classic.

Yoshi's Island's Hand-Drawn Art Style Was Done Pixel by Pixel

And also it took a long time.

Here's an NES playing Super Mario World for the SNES.

The NES is Mario's world now.

The Original (And Best?) Star Fox Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The barrel rolls were slower and clumsier, but Star Fox for the SNES has a special something every other iteration lacks.

Should You Play Secret of Mana's Remake or the SNES Original?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The latest episode of our RPG podcast goes in-depth on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the Secret of Mana Remake.

What's Punk Kirby Yelling into the Mic in Kirby Super Star? We Finally Know

"Disco?" "Pissed off?" "Death Metal?"

Geno's Absence From Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Has Fans Grieving

Our old Super Mario RPG friend is nowhere to be seen.

Stop What You're Doing and Look Back on These 10 Beautiful SNES Instruction Booklets

Back when instruction booklets were a canvas.

Was the SNES Classic Launch Better Than the NES Classic Launch?

General consensus: Yes, absolutely.

Hopeful SNES Classic Customers Face Long Lines at Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, but Most Come Away Happy

Online orders at GameStop and ThinkGeek sell out quickly.

How Small is the SNES Classic Edition? Is it Smaller Than Litten and Other Cutely Small Objects?

Say hello to my very little friends. We conduct a scientific study to see just how small the SNES Class Edition really is. You won't believe the results! Yes, the SNES Mini is very small!

Super NES Retro Review: Star Fox 2

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Finally: A lost dog comes back home.

Some Customers Already Received Their SNES Classic Systems

Gee Bill! How come Best Buy lets you [get an SNES Classic early]?

Captain Falcon was Originally the SNES' Mascot and Other Super Nintendo Facts You Didn't Know

Interviews with key Nintendo staff unearths a treasure trove of rare game trivia.

Sakamoto Was Originally Unsure of Super Metroid's Most Famous Scene

The final climactic battle was apparently under debate.

Super NES Retro Reviews: Every Review of Every SNES Classic Game

Do the games on the SNES Classic Edition hold up? Nadia reviewed each one (with a little help from Jeremy Parish). Read 'em all!

Analyzing the Original Doom Reveals Why Some Ports are Good, Some are Horrible

Digital Foundry looks at all the versions of the original Doom and finds a history in console ports.

Super NES Retro Review: Kirby Super Star

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Here comes a special boy.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: A strong relationship is forged -- and ends -- under the starlight.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: We encourage you to pick random babies off the ground and run with them.

Nintendo's Star Fox 2 Manual Goes Above and Beyond

Star Fox 2 never got an instruction booklet, so Nintendo filled in the gap -- and added some extras.

Super NES Retro Review: EarthBound

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Crayola and light horror make an epic RPG baby together.

Capcom is Re-Releasing Street Fighter 2 on the Original SNES

Time is a flat circle.

Super NES Retro Review: Kirby's Dream Course

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: How about a bit of putt-putt, Dreamland-style?

Super NES Retro Review: Donkey Kong Country

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Let's monkey around.

The SNES Classic Pre-Order Debacle is a Bad Look for Nintendo

Nobody is happy about the SNES pre-orders and frankly I don't blame them.

The SNES is Available in Canada, But Not in Quebec

Wait, what's this about the SNES in Canada?

Super NES Retro Review: Final Fantasy VI

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The reigning prince of 16-bit RPGs.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Punch-Out!!

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Do your patriotic duty. Punch a fat clown.

Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Super Metroid

The third time's a charm.

Super NES Retro Review: Mega Man X

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Mega Man's brilliant 16-bit debut.

Super NES Retro Review: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The best 16-bit Street Fighter game of all time. Unless you prefer Super Street Fighter II.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario Kart

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: "Super Mario Kart funny car madness!!"

Super NES Retro Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: The Zelda game that changed everything.

Walmart is Saying Pre-Orders for the SNES Classic Went Up Too Early

Amid reports of SNES Classic pre-order cancellations.

Super NES Retro Review: Contra III: The Alien Wars

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Let's attack aggressively.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Hope you're open-minded about pain.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Castlevania IV

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Simon Belmont's excellent adventure.

Nadia Remembers Gold-Plated Pokémon Cards and Other Trashy Treasures (Plus: Meet Atma Weapon!)

NADIA'S MIDBOSS MUSINGS | Did you know those gold Pokémon cards you got from Burger King in '99 are worth a SKILLION DOLLARS? Ha ha, nope.

You Can Now Play a Prototype of a Long-Forgotten SNES Rayman Game on PC

Temper expectations though, it is a prototype.

10 Games We Can't Help but Notice Are Missing from the SNES Classic Edition

It's not in our nature to complain, Nintendo, but--

Iconoclasts Offers the Perfect Combination of Vintage SEGA And Nintendo

Konjak brokers peace for the 16-bit console wars.

Video Peels Back Chrono Trigger's Secrets Layer by Layer

No tree, wall, or inn counter shall stop Crono as he seeks the truth about the world he lives in.

My Ill-Conceived Dream: To Play Secret of Mana for the Nintendo PlayStation

Much as I'd love to play a SNES CD-add on prototype of Secret of Mana, I acknowledge it'd be a bad move.

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